A flourishing life

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As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Have you ever noticed how some words just flow off of your tongue as you say […]

The City: Top to Bottom

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thursday, sept. 22 Nick Thune Nick Thune, comedian / actor, hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early years growing up. Thune’s absurdist view and deadpan wit have distinguished his unique style of storytelling mixed with one-liners. Thune has appeared on The Tonight Show 10 times, Conan 2 times, and Late Night […]

Say yes to life’s blessings

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As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! There’s a story recorded in the Gospel of John where Jesus is at a party – […]

What’s real in North Carolina?

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The North Carolina governor and legislature has taken the position of declaring transgender people aren’t real in recent court filings. It’s costing the state millions to continue to legislatively prohibit transgender people from using bathrooms associated with their gender identities in government buildings, as well as prohibiting local government entities, such as cities and counties, […]

Adding perspective to the speculation about Clinton’s pneumonia

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In 1964, Fact magazine asked psychiatrists about Republican candidate Sen. Barry Goldwater’s mental stability. According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), of 12,356 psychiatrists polled, 2,417 responded, and 1,189 said Goldwater was unfit to be president. None had examined Goldwater, who sued the magazine and won. Since 1973 the APA has enforced a policy, often […]

SNL’s Chris Kelly makes a remarkable directorial debut

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The odd distribution plan for the exceptional Other People says a great deal about how film has changed with the advent of streaming services, especially in regards to independent film. In the past, movies with tiny budgets and niche audiences (especially gay ones) could only be found in art houses in large cities before showing […]

Why San Diego’s first LGBT-affirming senior community application lottery is so unfair

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When I attended the North Park Seniors Information Session at The LGBT Center Sept. 8, 2016, I felt blindsided by one of the first pieces of information that was disseminated at that meeting: There will be a lottery to determine the application selection order. The lottery is being put in place to ensure all interest […]

City of San Diego intent on disrespecting trans people

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In a recent report commissioned by the city of San Diego to create a foundational history for the local LGBT community, I noticed some things were missing: transgender history, and the contributions of people of color. In October 2015 San Diego’s Department of City Planning received a $25,000 federal grant to write a historical context […]

Pop Tarts and Rhonda and Poundstone. Oh my!

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For those of you not lucky enough to catch Paula Poundstone last year at Humphreys by the Bay, you’re getting a second chance Friday, Sept. 30. Last years show was a crowd-pleasing bonanza and this year promises to be even better. Poundstone, who was born in Alabama and then raised in Massachusetts, has a way […]

AIDS Walk & Run San Diego: Time to end the stigma

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For the past three years, Mykel Resino has participated in AIDS Walk & Run San Diego. She’s walked to support local HIV services, to fight the stigma associated with HIV and in memory of her brother, Shawn. For Resino, fighting the stigma of HIV is especially poignant. She believes stigma prevented her brother from getting […]

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